Bench Hold Down
The Veritas hold-down clamp is designed to fit in any 3/4" drilled hole. Clamping force is controlled by the brass knob, and the arm is free to pivot in any direction, with clamping forces exerted downward into the clamped piece. The 10" hold-down post is canted during use, and the fine...
- Brass knob adjusts clamping force
- Zinc alloy arm, machined steel post
- 8" clamping capacity
I have no idea how I got along without this. I must have used it two dozen times the first four hours I started using it. I have never had any tool work as well as this. Worth every cent.
Best Bench Hold Down. Period.
Yeah, it's a bit pricey but worth every penny. Well designed and built. Ridges in the bar ensure solid grip in the 3/4" holes in your workbench. My advice is buy it. You may even want to get a second one after you see how well it performs. Consider how much your time, effort, and material your project costs you so why risk it slipping an potentially ruining it. Put in that context, you'll find this investment will quickly pay for itself. Remember the old saying, buy cheap, buy twice. Don't try to save a few bucks to get something that will just do. Get this one. You'll be happy you did!
nicer than expected
Wasn't sure about the price of this thing. Probably better to get this than a series of disappointing cast holdfasts. Much beefier than appears in pictures. Best discovery was that the post makes an EXCELLENT rasp to open up holes that maybe weren't quite straight enough after drilling (like mine).
Awesome Hold Down
This is a very high quality hold down for your work bench. Fits snugly in my 3/4" dog holes and I love the way you can turn the knob to get the perfect amount of tension. I ordered one to try and was so pleased that I'm now ordering a second one. They seem a little pricey until you see the quality. These will last forever. It's nice to get an item with such high quality and such a good design. These will be helpful in my shop for years to come. I highly recommend this bench hold down. You won't be disappointed!
I do lettercarving on 1" panels and had been using bar clamps on my bench. I bought two Veritas bench hold downs and they do a much better job of holding the wood firmly against the bench top. They're easy to adjust and the quality is superb.
Excellent Hold Down
I own two of these wonderful hold downs. I bought the first from Lee Valley and the second from Woodcraft when they first started carrying them. They are perfect for thick or thin benches and will hold your work right where you need it. I own many traditional holdfasts as well and can say that the Veritas hold down works as well as any of them. Some people complain about the price but I look at it as an investment. I will have these forever. The quality is off the charts.
Much better than the pound in type hold downs. Does not mar the work. Not as good of a hold as a vice to be expected. Will be useful for hard to reach areas.
costs too much, but worth it. I have a thick bench top, none of the traditional clamps worked well. This works better than I would have hoped. Now I need to save up for a second.
THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT. IT WORKS VERY WELL. I RECENTLY BUILT A NEW BENCH WITH A 3-1/2" HARD MAPLE TOP WITH 3/4 INCH DOG HOLES AND THE SHAFT FROM THE VERITAS HOLD DOWN IS A LITTLE TIGHT BUT THIS WILL GET BETTER WITH USE. SEVERAL MONTHS AGO I PURCHASED A $15 HOLDFAST FROM A WOODCRAFT STORE (BEFORE WOODCRAFT STARTED CARRYING THE VERITAS HOLD DOWN) AND IT WAS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST PRODUCT I EVERY PURCHASED FROM WOODCRAFT. WOODCRAFT SHOULD ONLY CARRY THE VERITAS HOLD DOWN EVEN THOUGH IT COST MUCH MORE.